Six missing as fishing boat collides with oil tanker in China

Six people on board the fishing boat fell overboard and are missing since then. A rescue operation is being hampered by strong winds, the center said.

By: PTI | Beijing | Published:October 29, 2016 8:05 pm
Taizhou, China fishing boat, china oil tanker collision, oil tanker, china oil tanker fishing boat, China boat, news, latest news, China news, world news, international news The Taizhou City maritime rescue center said they received report of the Greek oil tanker Australis hitting a Zhejiang fishing boat off the coast of Taizhou late on Friday. (Google Maps)

Six people have gone missing in China after a fishing boat collided with an oil tanker in the country’s eastern Zhejiang Province, maritime authorities said on Saturday. The Taizhou City maritime rescue center said they received report of the Greek oil tanker Australis hitting a Zhejiang fishing boat off the coast of Taizhou late on Friday.

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Six people on board the fishing boat fell overboard and are missing since then. A rescue operation is being hampered by strong winds, the center said.

The cause of the collision is being investigated, state-run Xinhua news agency reported.